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February 11, 2014 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Friday, January 31
Officers investigated a stolen vehicle in the area of Union Landing at around 2 p.m. The stolen vehicle was equipped with a ÒLo-JackÓ tracking system. The ÒLo-JackÓ system allows law enforcement to track stolen vehicles based on installed GPS software. Officers ultimately located the vehicle abandoned in the Costco parking lot, on Hesperian Boulevard. A witness in the area reported seeing the suspects in the Costco parking lot. The suspects were seen driving a red, newer model, two-door Honda Accord. The driver of the associated Honda was described as a white male, about 30 years old, with tattoos on his lower left arm. A second male (believed to be the driver of the stolen vehicle) was described as a white male, about 30 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, with a thin build, wearing baseball gloves. The associated Honda also had a Hispanic female slouched down in the back passenger seat. Anyone with additional information about the case is encouraged to call one of the numbers listed below.

Five vehicles parked in the TGI Friday parking lot were vandalized. An unknown suspect used a sharp object to damage tires on five parked vehicles. The incident occurred Friday night to Saturday morning, between 11 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

At 9:10 p.m., Major Crimes Task Force Officers Gannam and Holt attempted to contact suspect Richard Partida in the area of 11th Street and G Street. Mr. Partida fled on foot as he saw Detectives Holt and Gannam approaching. Mr. Partida discarded a loaded .38 caliber revolver and about half an ounce of methamphetamine. Detectives Holt and Gannam were able to catch and arrest Mr. Partida after a short foot chase.

Saturday, February 1
Officers responded to investigate a Òroad rageÓ incident at 7:30 p.m. The incident involved at least three (3) motorcycle riders from the motorcycle club ÒHeavy HittersÓ. Apparently, the motorcyclists got into an argument with the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban while on Dyer Street near Alvarado Boulevard. During the incident, the Chevrolet Suburban struck an uninvolved vehicle causing a non-injury collision. The motorcyclists, Chevrolet Suburban, and (newly involved) Honda all entered the Union Landing Shopping Center after the collision. The motorcycle riders followed the driver of the Suburban through the Krispy Kreme parking lot, where they dismounted, and began threatening the driver. One motorcyclist ÒslashedÓ a tire on the Suburban with a very large knife. The motorcyclist proceeded to cause a serious laceration to his own thumb, while in the process of slashing the SuburbanÕs tire. Afraid for his safety, the driver of the Suburban fled the area by driving out of the parking lot. The driver intentionally collided with multiple parked vehicles and a few of the parked motorcycles as he fled the scene. Responding officers documented the collisions and contacted all involved persons. The case is now being forwarded to the District AttorneyÕs Office for review and possible criminal charges.

Tuesday, February 4
Major Crimes Task Force Officers Gannam and Holt arrested suspect Lawrence Velasquez in the City of San Leandro at 7 p.m. Mr. Velasquez was being sought after by local law enforcement for vehicle theft. Mr. Velasquez was in possession of a loaded firearm when he was arrested. Officers recovered a Colt 1911 (.45 Caliber), semiautomatic firearm with a bullet loaded in the chamber.

Anyone with information on local crime or any of the listed incidents should contact the Investigations Division at 510-675-5247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email

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